Mike Nerheim

Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

No Charges Against Zion Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Justus Howell

Lake County prosecutors announced an investigation has determined a Zion police officer was justified when he shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell last month.

05/14/2015

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Lake County Coroner Wants Calusinski Murder Case Reopened

After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.

03/03/2015

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Feds To Investigate Death Of Man Beaten By North Chicago Cops

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago will be assuming the investigation into the death of Darrin Hanna of North Chicago, who died after being arrested and allegedly beaten by North Chicago police officers.

04/09/2014

Ballots

Lake County To Sue To Block New Election Law

The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.

07/30/2013

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Paperwork Forces Wrongfully Imprisoned Man To Wait To Clear Name

Bennie Starks served more than 20 years for a rape in Waukegan that he did not commit.

12/07/2012